Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) provides training for law enforcement, corrections and other public safety professionals in Washington State. Recruits are required to undergo a fitness assessment, the Physical Ability Test (PAT), as part of the recruitment process. Below is some information about the fitness requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion and may be out of date - for the latest information see official sources.

Assessment Tests

(The following information was retrieved in April 2013 from fortress.wa.gov)

The Physical Ability Test (PAT) is comprised of four tests, conducted in the following order.


The result from each test in the PAT is converted to a point score, the range of scores for each test is between 30 and 50 points. The passing score is a total of 160 points.

Example: (the below measures are merely for illustration and are only approximate values)

The participant who scores below the 30-point level for a particular test item has failed the test, but will be allowed to continue on the other tests with the option of re-test for sit-ups and push-ups. The participant who scores above the 50-point level on a given test item will not be awarded more than that 50 points to apply towards the other test items.

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